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Get to know the former pro and current broadcaster Henni Koyack.
14 Things You Didn't Know About Henni Koyack
1. She was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
2. Her dad is English and her mum is Mauritian.
3. Koyack was inspired to play golf aged nine after watching Jose Maria Olazabal's 1999 Masters triumph.
4. She has had a number of surnames since being in the public eye. Koyack was formerly known as Henni Brockway - her dad's surname - before using her mother's maiden name, Zuel for a period of time. She married professional golfer Tano Goya in 2015 and took his surname until they divorced in 2018. She married her now husband in June 2020 and took his surname, Koyack.
5. Henni had a decorated amateur career, winning numerous high-level junior and amateur titles including the English Under-15 Championship, Central European Under-16 Championship, Dorset Ladies County Championship, Girls' British Open Championship and Welsh Ladies Open. She also represented Europe at the 2007 Junior Solheim Cup in Sweden.
6. She joined Nick Faldo's 'Team Faldo' after being selected by the six-time Major winner. This allowed her to compete all over the world.
7. Her handicap was 2 at the age of 13.
8. She was the youngest ever player to join the Ladies European Tour aged 13 as an amateur.
9. She knows David Beckham having previously been signed to the same management company as him. "He is an inspiration to me - he has helped me a lot with advice and how to deal with different things," Koyack told the Daily Mirror in 2008.
9. She is a Buddhist.
10. She retired from professional golf in 2015 after struggling with injuries including a slipped disc in her spine.
11. She is an adidas ambassador.
13. She was married to Argentinian pro golfer Tano Goya from 2015-2018
14. She recently tweeted that she is "a firm believer in getting rid of dress codes. Fullstop. Not an amendment or softening, just no dress code."
Things You Didn't Know About Henni Koyack
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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